A lip balm stick left in a pocket can cause havoc in a washer or dryer - especially the dryer. The waxy balm melts in the heat and deposits on clothes. Since the clothes have gone through the dryer, the stain is set but there is hope. Here is how to remove the stains:
To remove the greasy, wax stain from clothing, use WD-40 and dishwashing liquid. Put a folded white paper towel under the fabric and spray WD-40 onto a clean white cloth and dab it on both sides of the stain. Next, rub a bit of dishwashing liquid into the spot. Let the paper towel absorb the stain. When the stain seems to have disappeared, launder according to fabric label directions.
If the garment is dry clean only, point out and identify the stain to your professional cleaner. If you are using a home dry cleaning kit, be sure to treat the stain with the provided stain remover before putting the garment in the dryer bag.
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